Can you get something on the dash that shows the gear you are in when you hit the paddles? So slowing down under 10, hit the upshift paddle to see what gear you are in?I tend to agree – the shift mapping is a huge issue / problem. I did some research, and there are actually 3 versions of the Asian (sp?) transmission – low torque, medium torque and high torque. I wonder which version the Atlas has??
KarstGeo — the Palisade has a slightly different manual mode. You never actually change into this mode... you simple paddle shift whenever you want to. The transmission then reverts back to regular Drive Mode whenever it is called for. With this being said, I think the transmission does shift down into 2nd gear at 8-9 mph.